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Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training – face to face assessment

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Course description

Learn or refresh your knowledge about the contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT and the skills to safely insert and remove the device. This combination of online self-paced learning and face to face, supervised hands on training and assessment is suitable both as an introduction for new inserters or a refresher.

Content includes:

  • Contraceptive options and their efficacy
  • Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) including contraceptive implants 
  • Pharmacokinetics of Implanon NXT
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Initiation of the contraceptive implant including client consultation, administration of local anaesthetic and the safe insertion and removal of the implant in a primary care setting
  • Management of common side effects


Following the successful completion of the course, participants must ensure they have adequate professional indemnity insurance to implement Implanon NXT insertion and removal into their scope of practice.

Who should attend?

Doctors, registered nurses and midwives in Sydney metropolitan area. Rural and remote participants can attend Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training – Online. 

Course structure

Pre-workshop activities

Completion of online learning (3-4 hours) is essential prior to undertaking the practise and assessment component of the course. Participants have access to the online learning at least 2 weeks before the workshop.

Face to face practise and assessment

Participants attend 1.5 hour face to face group session (with physical distancing ) to practise insertion and removal of Implanon NXT on model arm under the supervision of a Family Planning NSW clinical instructor, followed by a competency assessment.

Location: Newington

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.


The assessment requirements include satisfactory completion of online learning, and successful completion of the competency assessment.

Course cost

$270. All learning materials are included in the course costs.

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete the full course will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-2022 Triennium. Activity ID: 221483.
Activity ID: 20092. 3 hours under Educational Activities Category approved. 1 hour under Performance Review.
This course is equivalent to a minimum of 5 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.


Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services

Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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